NICHES. The scariest word for most people when starting out. However, the idea of a niche should not scare you. Instead it should be exciting.

What is a Niche?

A niche is a distinct segment of a market, in other words an "audience".

When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, a hobby, but it could be something that you would like to learn about. You don't need to BE an expert, you BECOME an expert.

I personally enjoy many different things. I enjoy basketball, I used to collect baseball cards, I like to go skiing, I am really interested in men's fashion, exercise, internet marketing, and I love everything about the online business world.

There are also many niches over the years that I have been very successful within without knowing anything about them before getting into them. Dieting, voice over IP, hosting...are just a few.

Almost anything you can think of is a niche and that is why we are going to get you to choose YOUR niche based on things that you are interested in. You can earn money online from absolutely every single niche because there are billions of people out there searching for information, for solutions, and spending billions of dollars or products/services every day.

The idea of a niche can be a little confusing at first, so I have created a video walk-through for this lesson "Choosing Your Direction - It Starts With a Niche" that is going to walk you through what a niche is, how you earn money through a niche, and I will get you choosing your initial direction online.

Check out the video below.

 

Your online business should not feel like a day job. Earning money online should be fun, and it is fun. This all starts with choosing a niche that you are interested in and will enjoy working with.

The MORE you enjoy doing something the LESS it feels like a job and the more productive you are going to be. Carson and I are immensely passionate about online business and teaching people how to make money online, so that is the niche we have chosen with Wealthy Affiliate.

Your niche could be anything, but at the core of your niche selection it should be something that you "like". Something you enjoy. Something you can talk about. Something you want to learn about.

Task 1: Choose Your Direction

We want you to select the niche that interests you most and gets you the most excited.

A few things that you should understand about niches are:

(1) You are going to be writing content within your niche
(2) You are going to be communicating within your niche
(3) You are going to be choosing products to promote within your niche
(4) You are going to get to help people within your niche.
(5) Your first niche PROBABLY won't be your last (so don't worry about it being perfect)
(6) Any SINGLE niche website can become a "full time" income/business

There is NO SUCH THING as choosing the wrong niche.

Also, note that you can always change your niche down the road. Just because you are choosing a niche now does not mean you will be in this particular niche forever. Either way, please do not spend a week choosing your niche. Within the next 15-30 minutes (maximum) you should have your "starting point" niche chosen.

If you have any questions about your niche, feel free to leave a question below and we will help you out.

If you are REALLY STUCK at this point and you cannot decide on a niche, perhaps you may be interested in the make money/affiliate marketing niche. If you don't have a niche at this point, this will be your niche and we have an Affiliate Bootcamp dedicated to those that are interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate


==> Go here if that is you.

If you have any questions about your "niche" or direction of your business and you want to get feedback from the community, leave them below and we will be happy to help.

Onto the next lesson, building a website! Exciting stuff is ahead! :)

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JeLLaw Premium
Hello, I realized in lesson 2 there are no affiliate programs through Jaxxy for my Niche's. I found affiliate programs on my own however. Would I be able to use the affiliate programs I found on the websites I am building on WA, or do they all have to be through Jaxxy?
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JeLLaw Premium
I apologize, I am still learning how to use this website I put this question in the wrong place here!
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - the affiliate programs are just a suggestion. There is no problem with finding your own.
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jghwebbrand Premium
you can use the menu bar "promote" to find affiliate programs as well as a google search

your niche name + affiliate program + location
or your niche name + affiliate program

You are free to choose whatever affiliate program you want.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

No not applicable, you can choose what's relevant to your niche site from whatever sources your require.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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Its a great pleasure to be part of this great community of great minds, I look forward to learning from and working with great minds within the WA Community. I have issues watching the WA walkthrough video. Could not play it full from my end, I thought it was my internet problem but other youtube videos does play. please is there an alternative environment I can use to watch this video?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi ... Which browser are you using?

Kyle has some suggestions here on videos that do not play: Also, all the information that is in the videos is written in the text of the lessons so if all else fails, you can still read the information.

Good luck, Shannon
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may have ad blocker on your current browser you're wanting permit WA, or try a different browser.

You may also like to see below resource. You can try to empty browsers cache if may work.

Kindly let us know how you get on.
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@Jaz333 Thanks for your prompt response and support
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See if it plays on your smartphone. Both Abie and Shannon got you covered. Hope you figure it out? Please reach out when needing help or a hand.
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not Sure
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hope you got your video to work.
Some members have also reported that the Safari browser works well if others don't.
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ElodieF4321 Premium
Such a great pleasure to have you with us. We're happy you chose to join our community, there're so many tool and exciting people wacting to help you


Enjoy.
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AngryRabbit Premium Plus
I want to do a niche about business. Starting my MBA soon and I own a brick and mortar business that pretty much runs itself. I want a niche on the lessons learnt studying an MBA or about how to get a business to run on autopilot, but I just don't know what exactly the niche would be.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

You can use Lifter LMS plugin on WordPress or view below resource https://www.wpbeginner.com/plugins/best-wordpress-lms-plugins-compared/

Further info

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

For example if you are in yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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Angell70 Premium
Hi David & ntmu & warm welcome my dear.
My honest advice is to go with your passions.
Think ab like this:

A niche you chose from your passions and decide to write and write and write and never stop writing
If for instance you like/love cooking and gardening then these are your passions, go for it.
Some of the eldest/expert people here told me that in order to succeed and in order for Google to see you as an authority you must have been writing at least 20 articles for just 1 passion, eg. cooking.
you may want to see this hope this will help you decide
many blessing to you
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jghwebbrand Premium
So delighted to meet you. We are excited you found WA.
I'm just curious would your existing Brick and Mortar store benefit from a website to reach more people?

As for your business idea: how about something like small online business entrepreneur.

Since you have unlimited usage of Jaaxy, the keyword tool (find at menubar Research, why not enter some ideas and see if they give you an idea of who to choose a narrow niche that resonates with you.

Have more questions, please ask.
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BFidalgo Premium
Hey guys. So my initial idea for a niche would be surfboards as it is my biggest interest and one of the things I understand more about. My biggest problem with it is that I know most surfboards are bought by talking directly and in person with the manufactures or through their websites as they are very specific and individual products. Also none of big platforms sell them.
Should I pursue this idea or maybe consider other routs?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out/ however more related to the products you are wanting to promote on your site.
For example basic surfboards for beginners is a niche subject.

I try run a search on google see who does surfboards affiliate programs, you can look up corporate businesses and see if they run such a program, you'd find them bottom of their main sites.

You may want to look at below resource
https://3hundrd.com/surfing-affiliate-programs

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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it seems like a pretty good micro niche. i think ,it worth a try .
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jghwebbrand Premium
Great to meet you. I really like your niche.

Because a niche works best when you focus on a group of people you want to help, how about something like surfing essentials for beginners to start with. Then as you gain a following you can expend th4e scope The website Abie referenced below has some affiliate ideas 3hundered dot com


A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

Why should you narrow your niche?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster.



Have more questions, just ask,

We wish you much success.
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BFidalgo Premium
Great to meet you!
I already found a narrower niche within my initial idea that I am happy with and have extensive experience and passion about it.
Thank you for reaching out to me!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Terrific
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That sounds like a great idea!
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Laurestack Premium
I am confused about setting up my website, and which platforms it will show up on. Facebook? Google? Also today I purchased Connect Explore to maximize my target audience which was expensive. Do I keep it? Can I use it with what I’m doing with my website with Wealthy Affiliate?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi ... When your website is first created, you will have to wait for google to find it. This is called indexing.

Later on you can maximize your exposure by adding the site to social media. This can be done in the Social tab within your AIO SEO plugin or you can use a separate social media plugin such as Sassy Social. This process will come later in Level 3 of the training.

I do not have any experience with Connect Explore so I can't offer any insight into that aspect of your question. I think you might be getting a little ahead of yourself with this however, since it all starts with creating the site and building it out with lots of helpful, unique content to start the process of ranking and drawing in traffic to the site.

Just continue to follow the training and take it one step at a time. This is a long term commitment and as such it takes a lot of time and work to get a new site off the ground. Baby steps and you'll get there :)

Best of luck to you moving forward!
Shannon
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Laurestack Premium
Thank you!
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Jaz333 Premium
You're very welcome, happy to help anytime!

By the way, I really commend you on what you do (or did) for a living. I have an autistic son who works with several special education teachers and paraprofessionals. They have really made a huge difference in both mine, and my son's life, and I couldn't be more grateful :)
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michaelw777 Premium
You know what; I highly suggest you ask Kyle and Carson; they are The Top Pros; and for sure can advise.

Just click the magnifying glass in the top right menu; and in the search bar; put in Kyle.

After that; do the same for Carson too.

For sure they can help.

I have been told they can be busy; so it is best to ask both.

Hope this help and encourages?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Your website is very important because it is something you own and can control. Yes, you can use other social media but the rules and usage can change. So that's why it is important to focus on you website and make it the greatest source of information there in on the internet for your niche.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

In respect to your Connect Explore, you'd have to decide whether you are wanting it or not, however it is not a requirement having glanced a bit of a review

https://socialleadfreak.com/connect-explore-review/

These features are found within Facebook Advertising platform and your campaigns need be testing, so you run a campaign, check it twice a day and study stats, then you make out a subset of the campaign whereby you choose a different search criteria based on your findings in your first campaign and run it again, process repeats itself, till you find a sweet spot you can leverage and scale.

Connect Explore believe connects to Facebook through an API. You can instead open a Facebook Business account and run an ad account.

https://business.facebook.com/

You might want to look at below resource
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Please see below resource how to Your site once build goes online and global. You would have figured out a niche before you set it up, it is very important to start out with a siterubix subdomain till you are completely figured out you niche, as once you register a dot com domain, and the odd occasion you changed your mind, you will not be able change the URL.

Some info how to go about a niche

A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in yoga
Yoga exercises for beginners

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below --------------------
Soon it will get indexed by Google, it means it was found and time now to start adding content to your site.

Onward

You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 10 - 15 posts.

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Once they do, and in accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.

Once you publish a post you can share it onward to social media platform like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram etc. Now not all social media platforms would suffice, you are wanting know your audience well and their hangouts so that you target them appropriately

You may use Sassy Social plugin for this purpose In the first instance,

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle WA is a learning platform teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists bottom of lessons, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly.

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Abie & AJ
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How much minimum time requires to build a website??
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jghwebbrand Premium
The technical website build is done by software and takes 30 seconds. Its adding the content posts that takes time. It is suggested that 2 -3 posts be written and published per week. The minimum length should be 1000 words. So that will give you some idea how long it may take if you have an authority site with 100 posts.
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